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Desperados (Archived)


Desparados' success story continues: After winning the 2010 German Dressage Derby in Hamburg, spectacular highlights followed in 2011 & 2012. Under his rider, Kristina Sprehe, he dominated the show in Oldenburg in Grand Prix as well as the Grand Prix Special. The couple left all competitors behind in the Piaff Sponsorship Prize, and were also awarded the Otto Löhrke Prize by the German Equestrian Olympic Committee. In December 2011, they were appointed members of the German dressage championship team, and in 2012, the Hanoverian Verband bestowed the honor of Grande Prize upon the stallion before he and the young Kristina went on to team bronze at the Olympic Games in London.

Key points of his career: Desperados was a premium stallion at the Hanoverian December licensing in 2004 in Verden. He had already taken his 30-day test in Schlieckau, finishing with the highest scores (including a 9.5 for his canter and a 9.0 from both of the guest riders). Numerous victories in tests for young riding horses, including the 2004 Hanoverian Championships in Verden as well as bronze twice at the Bundeschampionate in Warendorf in 2004 and 2005. Selectively further trained, he won and placed amongst the best in St. Georg and Intermédiaire I in Hamburg and Neumünster under Falk Rosenbauer. In 2009, the duo successfully competed in the Final of the Nürnberg Burg Pokal. In 2010, Desperados not only won the German Derby but also a qualifier in the Medien Cup, and then placed in the Final.

In breeding, Desperados is a sure thing. Destano, Derby Dancer and Double Joy were the first of his sons to be licensed in 2009. 2010 was no different: In Verden, his sons Decurio (premium stallion) and Download were licensed. In Zweibrücken, Dream Diamond, and in Westphalia another Desperados son also stole the show.

But the most convincing offspring right now is his daughter, Doris Day, who became the Hanoverian Champion in Verden with Hermann Burger and Bundeschampion in Warendorf. Several daughters have received a States Premium and according to the German FN's predicted breeding value statistics, Desperados immediately became established among the top five percent of all German stallions with 144 points.

His offspring are born with good looks, good type and very good movements and the many foal shows and auctions in Germany have had absolutely top foals in their collections. His son Desert Storm was the star of the foal collection at the Fall Elite Auction in Vechta, selling to Switzerland for 28,500 Euros. In Verden, a filly was sold for 26,000 Euros.

The black Hanoverian stallion De Niro won the I-a main premium in Oldenburg in 1997 for his own record in sport and the quality of his first crop. By the time De Niro was seven, he made a successful debut in the Grand Prix dressage ring and later collected numerous first place ribbons in Nations Cups, the German Dressage Derby and at the German Championships for Professional Riders. In 2008 he was bestowed a special honor: the "Hanoverian Stallion of the Year" award. His dam, Wie Musik, is by Wolkenstein II. This chestnut stallion was the Reserve Champion of the 1992 licensing in Verden, 1993 Bundeschampion of German Riding Horses in Mannheim and won his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 1993.

A full sister of his dam Wie Musik, named Wie Platine, took third place in the 2001 Bundeschampionat for German riding horses. Through Matcho AA and Pik König you find heroes from the traditional Oberndorf Station on the dam's side of the pedigree. The black, French Anglo-Arabian stallion, Matcho AA, won his stallion performance test and is a sire of pronounced versatility. Pik König, the fourth link in his chain of ancestors, has gained a reputation as a maker of dressage horses and show jumpers of the very first order. The Hanoverian dam line 53/Foersaci (by Förstergruß I-Lorenz-Amandus-Lorval-Alpenprinz-Julius-Süd-Y. Gameboy) is also the origin of the licensed stallions Condiro (State Stud Warendorf), Don Marcello (private stallion Hanover), Don Placido (AUT), Foster, Limonit and Mister A (both State Stud Celle), Londontower (private stallion Mecklenburg), Moseltal and Rocko Barocko (private stallion Mecklenburg) as well as the successful show jumpers Akrobat/Henrike Konzag and Rosalinde/Eric Lamaze/CDN.

Stallion Details

16.3 hands
Approved For
Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Westphalian, Rhinelander, Holsteiner, Bavarian
WFFS Status: tested non-carrier (N/N)

Desperados : PEDIGREE

De Niro Donnerhall Donnerwetter
Alicante Akzent II
Wie Musik Wolkenstein II Weltmeyer
Maskottechen Matcho X

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